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Dean Mendenhall, Provo Post 13,The American Legion Announces Oratorical Scholarship Contest For 2013

Post 13  Provo, Utah

August 1, 2012

P.O.Box 970624
Orem, Utah 84097
PH: 801-224-6168

1 August 2012

Superintendent Of Schools
380 West 940 North
Provo, Utah 84604
801-374-4800

Independence High School
636 North Independence Avenue
Provo, Utah 84601
801-374-4920

Provo High School
Attention: Helen Patterson
1125 North University Avenue
Provo, Utah 84604
801-372-6550

Timpview High School
Attention: Collett Davis
3570 North 650 East
Provo, Utah 84604
801-221-9720

Honorable Superintendent of Schools, Principals, and Counselors,

The American Legion Provo Post 13, Dean Mendenhall Chapter of Provo will be conducting the 2012-2013 American Legion Oratorical Contest, October 15th, 2012. The Location will be at above address Independence High School Starting at 1 Pm in the Lecture Hall. There is no limit to the number each High School wants to send as participants.

I would like the names and contacts NLT 10, October 2012 for the students interested. 9th –12th grades.

The American Legion is extending this personal invitation to the Scholarship Programs available to the local High Schools.

Our goal is to draw more interest to our Program and time for contestants to prepare. This is an opportunity to compete for The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest and help our youth with the importance of the Constitution of The United States Of America. (Enclosed are the Official Rules.)

Prizes include Local, (1st Place $100.00, 2nd Place $50.00 and 3rd Place $25.00), District (TBD), and Department Monetary Scholarship Awards. National Awards respectfully are 1st place -$18,000; 2nd place -$16,000; 3rd place-$14,000. Each State Department winner will win $1,500. Each first round winner who advances to and participates in the second round, but does not advance to the final round will be given an additional $1,500 scholarship to pursue education beyond High School.

This is an extremely important opportunity for our local High School students to have this opportunity for scholarships. We want participation for this program to be successful. You are the link. The Assigned Topics are available in the brochure enclosed.

Other opportunities and Programs are available for your Students through The American Legion Auxiliary Essay Contest, Boys State and Girls State, Baseball, etc. if you go to American Legion.org for more information.

Thank you for your immediate support. We are sincerely committed to Our Youth and the American Ideals of preserving our Fredoms.

For God and Country,

Randy D. Edwards
Commander, Provo Post 13
801-224-6168 (Cell)
801-224-7477 (Home)

National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to the three finalists. First place receives $18,000, second gets $16,000 and third takes $14,000.
Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $1,500 scholarship.
Each first-round winner who advances but does not qualify for the finals receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.
Scholarships may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. Funding comes from The American Legion Life Insurance Fund.
In addition to the national organization’s scholarships, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to participants by posts, districts, counties and departments during earlier levels of competition